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Eco Retreats Forest Retreat

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Stunning retreat deep in the Dyfi forest near Machynlleth (Wales), situated on a working organic farm with sparkling river and incredible walking and mountain biking. Off-grid, wifi free, sustainable tented camp with accommodation in yurts/tipis. Each unit in own private area with private eco-loo and outdoor wood-fired bath. Unique opportunity to reconnect with nature and yourselves.
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Free Parking
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My wife and I had one of the best short breaks in UK, secluded in the middle of Welsh hills. The secluded location and the experience of the Tipi life refreshed us totally for the daily grind of city life. The Tipi was wonderfully located next to a flowing stream and
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Response from MargaretR2005, Owner at Eco Retreats Forest Retreat
Responded 9 Oct 2018
Many thanks Nimish for your visit and review! I am so happy you were able to experience the incredible power of the forest to restore and refresh weary guests seeking some time out from busy city life … and I remember your comment in our guest book that you hadn’t felt so relaxed in years!! Do hope we will be able to welcome you and Kamini back sometime soon!
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Just come home from a 2 night stay in cwm onnen tipi, want to turn around and go back!! Stunning location, and the outdoor bath with the view was amazing! Want one in the garden now! We were shown how everything worked by Angus, and then left Alone for the rest of our stay. We
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Response from MargaretR2005, Owner at Eco Retreats Forest Retreat
Responded 2 Oct 2018
Thank you so much for your review, yes it is so very hard to leave isn’t it?! We would love to welcome you back and look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Stayed here for four days and nights. Owners are really friendly and accommodate all your requests when you run out of things. Beautiful location and amazing Eco facilities, impressed by barbecue (Broiler) and wood heated bath, modern day things with alternative twists! No
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Response from MargaretR2005, Owner at Eco Retreats Forest Retreat
Responded 2 Oct 2018
Hi there, thanks so much for your visit and taking the time to share your review and photos. Yes, so many of our guests comment on how incredible the technology detox is, and also how surprisingly comfortable and simple off-grid life is! We do stock all tents with plenty of firewood, kindling, firelighters and tealights, and there are backup supplies available for guests if they need them. But we’re always on hand as well and happy to help!
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We stayed in March for the comedy festival in Mach. Apart from the slightly bumpy drive up from the main road I can't fault it. Angus and Margaret we're so welcoming. The yurt was beautiful, comfortable and well equipped. The ourdoor bath was great fun and the sheep/lambs were
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Response from MargaretR2005, Owner at Eco Retreats Forest Retreat
Responded 2 Oct 2018
Hi Philippa, thanks so much for your visit and kind review! And do hope to welcome you back here sometime soon! I do remember the forestry road that leads to Eco Retreats was quite bumpy when you came near the beginning of our season – there had been a rally on the road and it hadn’t been repaired as forestry trucks were removing logs on the stretch that we use. I’m happy to report that it’s been much improved for most of this season. Although we can’t guarantee the state of the road as it is outside of our control, we can guarantee that the 20-25 mins drive off the main tar road will be exceptionally beautiful and a wonderful adventure – taking you far away from daily stresses and strains to our peaceful sanctuary :-)
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I flew to the UK from Canada so my buddy and I could come up here for the weekend. It was so worthwhile! The tipi had everything we needed for cooking gourmet meals and it was quite spacious and comfortable. The retreat is near the edge of Snodonia National Park and we went for
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Response from Margaret R, Owner at Eco Retreats Forest Retreat
Responded 10 Jul 2018
Thanks so much – such a pleasure to welcome you here all the way from Canada! So many of our guests love the views from the walk up the hill, and feel truly away from it all in our “heaven on earth” sanctuary .. hope to see you again soon!
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Bath with a view!
Even the loo has a lovely view
View from the hill behind the Tipi
View from the Tipi
Outdoor bath, sink & mud
Are dogs allowed?
Hi, Sorry but we don’t allow dogs. We’re surrounded by sheep grazing and so this is our agreement with the farmers who we rent the land from.
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"Each Tipi or Yurt is located in its own uniquely located."
"Not a hotel. Tipi or Yurt. Try both! Not quite glamping either. Have fun and go with the flow."
"You can choose the best tipi or yurt for your needs browsing full offer on the eco-retreat website"
"The forest tipi is THE BEST!"
"Forest Tipi is most secluded so peace and quiet a guarantee"
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